Theatre Technician - BOA

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Theatre Technician at BOA in Birmingham. For more details contact Alison on .

Birmingham Ormiston Academy is a 14-19 academy specialising in Creative, Digital and Performing Arts. The academy opened in September 2011 and has over 1030 students (333 at KS4 and 700 at Post 16).

Throughout the academic year there are a range of productions and events including plays, musicals, exhibitions and dance shows performed in the BOA Theatre, a 144 seat Studio Space. From September 2014, BOA also gained responsibility for operating and managing The Old Rep Theatre, which is also utilised for performances and events through the year.

Reporting to the Director of Technical Theatre Arts and Senior Technician, the successful individual will be a member of a dynamic department that is responsible for the preparation and smooth running of stage, lighting and sound for our programme in the BOA Theatre and some performances at the Old Rep Theatre.

This role will involve installing, operating and maintaining all technical equipment in The BOA Theatre, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of students is maintained at all times. This will include, lighting and sound consoles, rigging, light fittings and effects. The chosen candidate will also work closely with Technical Theatre Arts students in their training in technical theatre.

The academy is looking for:

  • Previous experience in professional theatre, arts centre, school or training provider or equivalent, with specialism in lighting and/or sound design and control.
  • Proven experience of live Sound Mixing, Desk Programming and temporary installation.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of all related technical equipment to operator and rigging level.
  • A theatre technician qualification is desirable.
  • Proven ability to operate and programme Lighting Control Platforms to an advanced standard with automated fixtures. Experience of ETC EOS Family, ION series lighting desks is essential.
  • A good working knowledge of fundamental electrical practice and theory. Industry recognised qualifications would be an advantage.
  • Good IT skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office. A working knowledge of Vectorworks or similar an advantage. Understanding of current design software and ability to effectively interpret plans would also be desirable.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills including understanding and responding to visual, oral and written instructions.
  • An ability and confidence to work at height using appropriate access equipment safely.
  • A committed and engaged approach to realising creative concepts.
  • The ability to work under pressure alone or as part of an effective, creative and technically proficient team.
  • Maintain a high standard of appearance when working with the public.
  • A positive, proactive, self-motivated and flexible approach with a genuine interest in the Arts.
  • Ability to cope with physically demanding work
  • Flexible approach to working hours - a willingness to work evenings, overnight and at weekends when necessary

If you share the academy's vision and ambitions, possess a strong desire to work within an ethos of creative collaboration and partnership, and want to have a positive impact on young people, families and the community then we would be delighted to hear from you.

For further details and an application pack, please contact Alison Clements at Hays Education on /

Contact: Alison Clements
Office: St Philips House, 4 St Philips Place, Birmingham, B3 2SL

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 5th June 2017
Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 7th June 2017

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The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced CRB check.

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